Benny’s Video
1992
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Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

The second part of Haneke’s “glaciation trilogy” tells a story of Benny, an emotionally detached teenager and an obsessive fan of filmed violence. While his parents are away, he brings a girl to the apartment, kills her in cold blood and captures it all on video. It’s an affecting but obvious (heavy metal music and gory films lead to violent behaviour) study of middle class negligence.